Night of May 6th

(2011)

I started this project a while ago. Initially it supposed to be a commercial project for an animated TV show and my duty was to create a concept for a small village, with focus on central square. Unfortunately the project was cancelled, but I tried to keep it alive for a while. In my version I went for a slightly darker atmosphere set in the middle of the night.

After blocking out the image, I modeled the first half of the square, with all of the necessary elements and details. Many of those elements I used for the second half to finish the entire set.It was challenging to find the appropriate angle for the final shot.Finally I picked the most interesting angle that could tell a story, and from that point I developed the image further.

Lighting setup

Raw render

Ambient Occlusion pass